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Inro Label Translation

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calbear
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Inro Label Translation

Postby calbear » Sat Dec 31, 2016 8:36 pm

This is a label on an interior case of a 17th century inro ... I'm not sure if it is an old collector's label (which were sometimes coded and 'untranslatable') or price tag or something less obvious .... Any thoughts/assistance would be appreciated ....

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calbear
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Re: Inro Label Translation

Postby calbear » Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:25 pm

Here's the inro itself - Stag, Doe, and Kiku .... approximately 1600, with gold and mother of pearl accents ....

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AFNetsuke
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Re: Inro Label Translation

Postby AFNetsuke » Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:47 am

Another good acquisition Steve. Very few losses to the MOP. Do you think it has any restoration? I dont know. Just wondering.
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Re: Inro Label Translation

Postby Hiryu » Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:52 am

I believe the label is properly translated as "You lucky dog!"

(sorry I can't be of more scholarly help, but I do admire the piece) :-)

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Re: Inro Label Translation

Postby calbear » Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:30 am

Alan, no restoration that I can see ...

As for the label, I see a "3" and a "7" but my translation skills are seriously lacking ... Any other thoughts? ....

Thanks ...


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